Firstly, well done you for choosing a magnum. Not only will you be the talk of your friends, but you will also step up to the next level of quality when buying in magnum. In short, as there is the same amount of oxygen in the bottle neck but double the volume of wine, the champagne ages more slowly than a standard bottle and stays fresher for longer.
"Billecart’s enchanting Brut Réserve upholds its aspiration of pure freshness and elegance, even in the presence of impressive levels of reserve wines, a generous 45% of the blend. This cuvée is a captivating contradiction, dressing one of Champagne’s higher representations of meunier in one of the most delicate and graceful of attires.
It glides onto the stage and sings with the pristine signature of the house, energised by the red apple and red berry fruits of meunier, with a breathtakingly refined melody of pure lemon zest, in a dazzling display of elegant, soft, crystalline chalk minerality and understated, fragrant elegance. Lees age furnishes subtle brioche and almond notes, while meunier lends supple approachability, without for a moment dipping its gaze from purity and definition, concluding with fresh, bright acidity, well-integrated dosage, gentle phenolic presence, good persistence and fine chalk mineral drive. Classic Billecart."
Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019